• To build on last month’s newsletter, in which we highlighted the many long standing industries that have shaped East Frederick, several who are still operating today, and the market forces that are reshaping the area as we speak, I want to focus this month on the planning that is underway by the City of Frederick […]

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  • In the past year and a half, it appears flash flood warnings have become more commonplace in Frederick County. Frederick’s history of development without proper caution for erosion and water flow has forced many in the City to ask what can be done. Year over year stormwater management and smarter development can prevent the situation […]

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  • Who is EFR?  East Frederick Rising is a local nonprofit that advocates on behalf of the east side of Frederick. We promote residential and commercial projects that result in economic vitality and communities that are walkable, connected, vibrant, safe, attractive, and sustainable. We prioritize projects that create a sense of local context while also satisfying […]

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  • What is Rails to Trails?  “Rails to Trails” projects convert abandoned or unused railroad tracks into multi-use pathways for bikers and pedestrians. These types of initiatives have taken place across the United States, such as the Great American Rail-Trail which is working to transform rails into trails all the way from Maryland to Washington State, […]

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  • East Frederick Rising is excited to bring you up to date information on what is going on in East Frederick and the impact you are helping us make on the community. Addressing East St Traffic with an East-West Connector We know that East Street gets bumper-to-bumper traffic morning and evening.  We’re talking to East Frederick […]

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  • Café Bueno, currently located at 503 N East Street has been feeding our community with authentic Mexican food since October 2012. Tucked away only a few blocks from the heart of Downtown, this mom and pop restaurant is famously known in Frederick for their burritos and huevos rancheros. Serving in their location for almost seven […]

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  • East Frederick Rising is teaming up with other organizations to beautify a primary gateway into Frederick by placing public art at the East Street traffic circle and updating the landscaping.  For more information on our project, see below. We want your help. Please tell us your preferences for the theme and style of the art to […]

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  • Energetics Incorporated (technical and management consulting firm in Columbia, MD) is developing a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Infrastructure Plan for the City of Frederick. Jenny Willoughby (Sustainability Manager) is leading the project on Fredrick’s side. PEVs include battery electric vehicles with no internal combustion engine (Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, etc.) and plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (Chevy […]

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